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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

MOREMI INITIATIVE FOR EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (MILEAD) FELLOWS PROGRAM Do you know Africa’s most promising young woman leaders? Help us find her! CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2012 MILEAD FELLOWS PROGRAM Help us identify Africa’s most promising young women leaders! Application Deadline: March 15, 2012. Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased [...]

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As the newly established UN WOMEN sets its agenda and strategic direction for women all over the world, it is committed to a more active engagement with young people and their organizations throughout Africa. UN Women-Africa in collaboration with Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa, invited youth leaders, advocates and youth organizations were invited to join this historic process.

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Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa in partnership UN Women- West Africa Regional Office (WARO) and other convening partners convened a one day Forum with key stakeholders on Youth, the Women’s Movement and Media in West Africa. The Forum under the theme “Passing On The Baton: Issues of The Women’s Movement, Youth and Media in Sustaining Responses on Gender Equality in The Ecowas Region” was organized as part of the UN Women High Level Symposium for ECOWAS Ministers of Finance and Women held in Accra Ghana from September 13-15, 2011.

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From July 12- August 2, 2010, the 2010 batch of The MILEAD Fellows converged in at the University of Ghana, Legon Ghana for another summer of truly Pan-African experience. They kicked-start their fellowship experience with a three-week intensive leadership training program. The program was hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. It enabled the Fellows to cross-examine concepts of leadership in a broad African context, cultivate the skills and experiences women need to occupy and excel in leadership positions, and gain knowledge on cutting-edge issues critical to African women and their communities. Fellows also met and interacted with experienced and accomplished women leaders committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of African women leaders.

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